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10 Free Data Visualization Tools

Finding new insights (or sometimes just making your point) can be one of the most satisfying exchanges in business. But when that point is based on ever-growing Big Data sets, often the best way of presenting it is through a sexy-yet-meaningful data visualization. But most folks, even power users, …

This Is How the Smartest Entrepreneurs Lead Teams

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

The 9 Coolest New Features Coming to Your iPhone

Apple on Monday previewed a handful of new features coming to the iPhone with a free software update this year.<p>The update, which the company unveiled …

Apps
Bachelor's Degree

Professor who knew Bill Gates as a student at Harvard: He was the smartest person I've ever met

He proposed an elegant solution to what's known as "pancake sorting," and his insights were published in the journal Discrete Mathematics in 1979, in a paper co-bylined with then-Harvard professor Christos Papadimitriou.<p>A few years ago, Papadimitriou, now a professor of computer science at the …

Bill Gates

The 50 most underrated colleges in America

We often hear about the best colleges in the US, but there are dozens more outstanding schools that don't always get the recognition they deserve.<p>To discover the most <i>underrated</i> colleges in America, we compared US News and World Report's rankings of the best universities and the best liberal-arts …

College & University

Stock Trading Was Expensive And Ugly. Robinhood’s App Makes It Free And Pretty

Robinhood steals stock trading from rich guys in suits and gives it to normal people who couldn’t afford to pay $7 per transaction. The zero-fee stock trading app is bonafide hit. Less than a year after launch it has hundreds of thousands of users, over $1 billion in transactions, $66 million in …

Stock Markets

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Books

Harvard is a 'hedge fund with a university attached to it'

In 2014, the university's legendary endowment, overseen by a team of in-house experts and spread across a mind-bending array of investments that range from stocks and bonds to California wine vineyards, hit $36.4 billion.<p>"They're just collecting tons, and tons, and tons of money," says Schneider, a …

Higher Education

The Day "Love Won"—and LGBT Finances Changed Forever

WHEN THE SUPREME COURT ANNOUNCED its historic ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, supporters rallied and buildings—including the White House and the Empire State Building—lit up in all the colors of the rainbow flag. Now that the celebrations have died down, same-sex couples are …

Retirement

Why I just moved from Silicon Valley to Ohio

Those who know me were no doubt surprised a few months back when I started breaking the news. I’ve lived in Silicon Valley my entire career. My wife and I have grown very involved both civically and philanthropically.<p>We’ve been having a blast raising our three kids in San Francisco. I love the Bay …

A peace agreement just ended one of the worst conflicts on Earth — but there's a huge catch

On August 26, South Sudanese president Salva Kiir finally signed a peace agreement that will formally end nearly two years of civil war in the world's youngest nation, which gained its independence from the Republic of Sudan in 2011.<p>Kiir, under the threat of possible international sanctions and a …

Africa

A guide to the free fitness app sports scientists just called the best

There's only one app on the list that I'm still using, and it's a free fitness app called Sworkit Lite (there's a paid version too).<p>It may seem like picking one fitness app to recommend out of the more than 100,000 health-related apps is an arbitrary decision, but it turns out my personal …

Exercise
Economics

15 Self Help Books To Make You Live A Greater Life

“A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility what human nature is of what happens in the world. It’s a …

Motivation

US economist denies being part of 'criminal gang' over secret Plan B for Greece

James K. Galbraith does not expect to face criminal trial in Greece for being part of a five-man team, led by Yanis Varoufakis, carrying out contingency planning if the country was forced out of the euro<p>A world-renowned US economist who was part of a secret “Plan B” team devised by Greece’s former …

Private equity is finally getting ready to cash in

In July, three companies that were targets of some of the largest ever leveraged buyouts — Univision, the Spanish-language broadcaster; technology company First Data; and supermarket Albertsons — filed to go public.<p>The companies are also notable because they've been owned by private-equity funds …

Venture Capital

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Europe wants Greece to suffer: The truth about the never-ending financial crisis & the cult of extreme austerity

Greece’s financial nightmare has lasted five years now. There’s no sign of real relief—for a very specific reason<p>For someone who writes about economics, the situation in Greece offers two enticing elements: the ability to spin out moments of high drama, and the probability it will endlessly repeat …

Europe